St Mary’s and St Saviour’s

St Marys on Friday

St Mary’s

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St Saviour’s

Flying 110513 St Marys

St Mary’s Church from the air

The Church of St Mary’s, Surlingham is one of 124 existing round-tower churches in Norfolk.  As well as being a place of worship it hosts a variety of community events, from ‘messy church’ to concerts.  Howver, it lacks basic facilities and villagers are currently trying to raise the funds to build a kitchen and toilet extension. The adjacent Church Marsh nature reserve  is overlooked by the ruins of St Saviour’s church. Dating from the 12th century, St. Saviour’s was in regular use until 1705.  Norfolk naturalist Ted Ellis is buried in the church grounds.